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For the Month of March, 2000

Week Ending March 24, 2000

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This week we present Between The Lines' summary of under-reported news stories and:

With Daddy's help: George Bush's failed business ventures
Interview by Scott Harris.

Louis Dubose, editor of the Texas Observer, who examines presidential candidate George W. Bush's history of exploiting his father's contacts to finance a succession of failed business ventures. Louis Dubose is co-author of the book, "Shrub, The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush" by Random House. The book is co-written with Molly Ivins.

Big Brother is Watching: U.S. National Security Agency's Echelon espionage network
Interview by Scott Harris.

Wayne Madsen, with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, who describes the threat to civil liberties he feels emanates from the U.S. National Security Agency's Echelon communications spy network, which can intercept phone calls, faxes, Internet communications instantaneously. Contact EPIC by calling (202) 544-9240. Visit the EPIC Web site at:

See Toward Freedom's Jan.-Feb. 2000 article, Outting Big Brother

Aiding children of persecuted activists
Interview by Scott Harris.

Robert Meeropol, executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children, who discusses his personal journey of being the child of parents executed for political crimes -- to founding an organization that assists the children of anti-racism, environmental, labor and political activists persecuted for their political beliefs. Contact the Rosenberg Fund at (413)739-9020 or visit their Web site at:

This week's summary of under-reported news
Compiled from alternative media sources by Bob Nixon

  • The Economist: Indonesia military's human rights abuses to crush Aceh rebellion
  • In These Times: Cancer-causing pesticide in West Nile-like encephalitis prevention efforts
  • Bay Windows: Gay community's efforts to stop Dr. Laura's gay-bashing as her show goes to prime time TV

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